Orioles regular-season home finale

Greetings from Camden Yards, where the O’s will close out their regular season in Baltimore with the series finale against Boston.

Nick Markakis remains out of the lineup and hasn’t played since Tuesday’s clincher. Markakis was struck by a pitch in the right shoulder by Toronto’s Aaron Loup and had an X-Ray on the area last week that didn’t reveal any structural damage. But the team is being cautious given that they already have locked up a postseason spot and Markakis has been considered day-to-day.

Nelson Cruz was named this year’s Louis M. Hatter Most Valuable Oriole Award by members of the local media. He will be recognized for his accomplishments in an on-field ceremony prior to today’s game. Cruz is enjoying a career year and enters the day with 39 home runs. Adam Jones got several first-place votes and received second place while closer Zach Britton got third. Others receiving votes: Wei-Yin Chen, J.J. Hardy, Nick Markakis, Darren O’Day, Steve Pearce and Chris Tillman.

RED SOX LINEUP
Mookie Betts 2B
Xander Bogaerts SS
Daniel Nava 1B
Yoenis Cespedes LF
Will Middlebrooks 3B
Rusney Castillo CF
Garin Cecchini DH
Davis Ross C
Bryce Brentz RF

Joe Kelly RHP

ORIOLES LINEUP
Alejandro De Aza LF
David Lough CF
Delmon Young RF
Nelson Cruz DH
J.J. Hardy SS
Christian Walker 1B
Ryan Flaherty 3B
Caleb Joseph C
Jonathan Schoop 2B

Miguel Gonzalez RHP

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